|If you left early, you deserve a good kick in the... (Photo: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images via Phillies.com)|
Those who have been following my Phillies commentary for the past couple of years on Twitter may have seen me throw out a #27outs hash tag from time to time. The simple tweet is a reminder to all Phillies and baseball fans that even though things look as though they are going downhill early on in a baseball game that the sport has 27 outs per team for a reason. Last night's game between the Phillies and Marlins was another text book example of the beauty of 27 outs. In fact, last night proved that sometimes you need 30 outs, or in last night's case you need 33 outs.
The Phillies stunned the Marlins in eleven innings with a game-tying solo home run and a walk-off grand slam off the bat of John Mayberry Jr. Elsewhere in the NL East the Atlanta Braves rallied from a two-run deficit and walked off against the Pittsburgh Pirates in ten innings. Down in the nation's capital the Washington Nationals scored two runs in the ninth inning to walk off against the New York Mets. It was a wild night in the NL East.no comments